69 episodes

A Date with Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA who specializes in working with those who have suffered from relationship trauma as a result of being involved with narcissists. This podcast provides education, tips, intimate discussion, and information on topics pertaining to those who have been hurt by love and abuse who want to heal and desire to create healthy relationships.
Dr. Jones will also speak about her expertise in forensics, as well domestic violence to provide further insight into abusive relationships, safety, and learning how to recognize and protect yourself from dangerous and manipulative people.

A Date With Darkness Podcast Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD., LPCC

    • Mental Health
    • 4.7, 78 Ratings

A Date with Darkness Podcast is hosted by Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC, a licensed psychotherapist in Oakland, CA who specializes in working with those who have suffered from relationship trauma as a result of being involved with narcissists. This podcast provides education, tips, intimate discussion, and information on topics pertaining to those who have been hurt by love and abuse who want to heal and desire to create healthy relationships.
Dr. Jones will also speak about her expertise in forensics, as well domestic violence to provide further insight into abusive relationships, safety, and learning how to recognize and protect yourself from dangerous and manipulative people.

    Fighting for Divorce and Custody With the Narcissist, Featuring Steven Peskind, Esq.

    Fighting for Divorce and Custody With the Narcissist, Featuring Steven Peskind, Esq.

    Steven Peskind, Esq. owner of Peskind Law Firm in IL, joins us today for a candid conversation on his expertise in divorce law. Mr. Peskind shares how complicated things get when trying to divorce a narcissistic spouse. He explains how toxic spouses would rather spend more money engaging in high conflict battles over assets, custody, and visitation rights rather than coming to a peaceful resolution. Lastly, Mr. Peskind discusses red flags of divorces that have the potential to have grave consequences.

    • 1 hr
    The Darker the Berry, The Deeper The Hurt: Featuring Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, PhD. and Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

    The Darker the Berry, The Deeper The Hurt: Featuring Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, PhD. and Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD.

    Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. a sex therapist and owner of A Nod In the Right Direction psychotherapy. Dr. Donna Oriowo and I discuss the overt abuse that darker-skinned people face in our society. Specifically, we talk about colorism, texturism, and the privileges that lighter skinned people have in their relationships and the workforce because of the standards of beauty. There is also a special introductory reading of a clip of my dissertation by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, founder of Therapy for Black Girls.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Fighting the Energy Vampires, Featuring Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD

    Fighting the Energy Vampires, Featuring Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD

    Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD OB/GYN and author of Dodging Energy Vampires joins us today to help us understand why we feel drained by the energy that certain people bring to relationships. According to Dr. Northrup, stress from those who continue to challenge our boundaries and drain our emotional health, also cause us to be physically sick. She also shares her personal story of having energy vampires in her life, and how she utilizes coping strategies and screenings to keep them away.

    • 1 hr
    Fatphobia: Facing the Impact of Society's Narcissistic Views on Body Image, Featuring Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW, MEd.

    Fatphobia: Facing the Impact of Society's Narcissistic Views on Body Image, Featuring Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW, MEd.

    Joining us on the couch today, is Sonalee Rashatwar, LCSW, MEd who is also known as the ever popular Fat Sex Therapist on Instagram. Sonalee and I discuss how society's narcissistic views on body image developed and how it has an impact on what we view as healthy, how we feel about ourselves, and how this shows up in our bedroom. Sonalee also shared her battle with loving the skin that she's in and the impact that this has had on her life.

    • 57 min
    Thoughtful Reflections on A Father's Beliefs About His Daughter's Virginity, Featuring Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD

    Thoughtful Reflections on A Father's Beliefs About His Daughter's Virginity, Featuring Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD

    In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Donna Oriowo, PhD. a sex therapist and owner of A Nod In the Right Direction psychotherapy. Dr. Donna Oriowo and I discuss the infamous T.I. interview in which the rapper discussed going with his daughter to her yearly gynecology appointment to insure her virginity. We explored the implications of the statements that he made and how his views and actions may have more of a long-term negative impact on his daughter.

    • 46 min
    Listener Question #1: Tips for How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

    Listener Question #1: Tips for How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist

    In this episode, I provided tips and suggestions to a listener's question about how to co-parent with a narcissistic ex. If you are just tuning in for the first time, I clarify how important it is not to pathologize or diagnose the other parent without being well-informed. Being able to normalize your emotions, decompress, find emotional support, and making efforts to inform your child without putting them in the middle of a volatile situation are recommended tips.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

DJ Dan De Leon ,

Amazing!

I’m a gay male, narcissistic abuse survivor from my last relationship and this show has been a lifeline to recover thank you.

jaz mysterio ,

Podcast changed my life

This podcast allowed me to come to the realization of what/who I REALLY was dealing with and enabled me with the tools to let the situation go and never look back. Life changing! Thank you so much for this podcast and what you do, you are truly a vessel from God.

C. R. P ,

Awesome

I recently discovered this podcast a month or so ago. This podcast has helped me so much with understanding what I went through in the past and how I can be a better me going forward. Dr. Natalie Jones has the best guests on her podcast and I love her personality and how she cares about getting us the best information possible to better us. Thank you Dr. Jones

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